It’s been more than a decade since our founders sat in a café and decided to bring the European car-sharing idea to North America. Once the wheels were in motion, it was only a matter of time before some major changes helped grow a little car-sharing company into the world’s leading car-sharing network. Today, thanks to cool technology, a member-driven user experience, and an amazing team of hands-on car sharing enthusiasts, we are redefining the way this generation thinks about alternative transportation.
Car sharing seems like a simple enough idea, but there’s a reason that Zipcar has become the leader for cars on demand—we took a simple concept to new heights. It’s not just about fewer cars, less congestion and less pollution (though we’re not complaining), it’s about understanding why those things are a problem, and finding sustainable solutions. We’re idea people acknowledging that this is something bigger than all of us, something that can take over the world (literally) if we’re smart about it. And it’s not just a theory. We have the industry’s gold standard service, allowing our members 24/7 access to thousands of cars around the globe. We’re working daily to take things to the next level, and we’re not slowing down anytime soon.
Tell us about your business
Zipcar, a Boston-based car-sharing company popular in urban areas, allows people to reserve a car, by the hour or day without having to go to a central rental car location or pay full-day fees. Marked with green stickers, the cars are parked at designated Zipcar street spots around the city.
Zipcar’s revolutionary “wheels when you want them” service offers a wide variety of vehicles, from MINI Coopers to pickup trucks, and includes gas, a reserved parking spot, insurance, and 200kms per day, making it a great option for those looking for convenient and cost-effective transportation.
What is your inspiration?
Our members and team
Zipcar isn’t just about the concept of car sharing; it’s about the people who make it a reality: a team that works hard, members who believe, and organizations that are making conscious decisions for the future. We’re gonna keep doing what we’re doing, looking for ways to make car sharing easier, faster, and better. We’re not trying to rule the world, just trying to give regular people—young and old, business types and family types—the freedom to live life. We have a team that is dedicated, members who are loyal, and a world that is poised for change. It’s lofty, but we’re not stopping until a whole generation asks, “Congestion …? You mean allergies?” Yup, we think it will go that far.
How are you hoping to connect with conference attendees?
High level of engagement and a wealth of knowledge about our service
We want to reach out to:
car owners who are looking to save money by switching to car sharing and other forms of transportation, or for people who don’t own a car but need one occasionally, Zipcar’s on-demand pay-as-you-go model and variety of vehicles offer the benefits of car ownership without the cost and hassle.
residents and businesses looking for smart, simple and convenient solutions to their urban and campus transportation needs.
What advice would you give conference attendees?
You don’t have to rule the world to be successful, just try to give regular people—young and old, business types and family types—the freedom to live life.
Do you have a special offer or incentive for conference attendees that you would like us to share?
We will be offering $75 off the initial application fee at Zipcar when new members sign up their business with our business account executive.